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ARCATA >> To put it bluntly, the Trinity Wolves put it on the Arcata Tigers last season.Trinity cruised to a 48-0 drubbing over a young and inexperienced Tigers team in 2015.A much-improved Tigers team showed up at the Redwood Bowl on Friday night, but it was the Wolves that ended up with the victory in a high-scoring 52-44 affair.Early on the game took on a similar look to last season’s contest, with the Wolves jumping out to a 16-0 first quarter lead after a touchdown run by Shawn Scribner …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Yesterday, Ohio’s commodity groups penned a joint letter to Secretary Sonny Perdue, asking for previsions to allow planting and normal harvest, including making silage and baleage, and grazing of forage crops/cover crops on prevent plant acreage for 2019 without penalty and without date restrictions. They also asked the Secretary to allow harvest, that includes making silage and baleage, and grazing of forages on CRP ground and all eligible acres for 2019 without penalty and date restrictions.These groups also met with Director Pelanda at the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Leonard Hubert, Ohio State Executive Director of USDA Farm Service Agency and Governor DeWine’s staff to discuss how and when a Secretarial Disaster Declaration can be made and what benefit it might provide to our farmers who have been affected by the most challenging planting season on record. Here is the letter.Dear Secretary Perdue: The planting struggles taking place in Ohio this year are well documented. As representatives of Ohio’s agricultural community we are appreciative of the attention that this issue is being given, but we would implore you to provide even clearer guidance on what our farmers can expect long term while also addressing short term solutions that may provide needed relief.Because eligibility for trade assistance payments hinges on plantings in 2019, farmers are having to consider not only potential returns from late-planted crops, but also trade assistance payments, potential disaster aid and prevent plant coverage under crop insurance. Many of our farmers across the state are uncertain how to proceed and are requesting more details so they can make informed business decisions. We fully support the additional questions raised from our respective national organizations as well and ask for additional clarity as soon as possible.With Ohio at 50% planted corn and 32% planted soybeans as of the June 10th planting report, it is a stark reminder of the historical planting struggles being faced by so many farmers. Unfortunately, it is not just an issue of short-term planting struggles, but we also wanted to bring to your attention to the rapidly emerging livestock feed crisis for farmers across many parts of Ohio. Our dairy and livestock sectors are reporting a very serious forage and feed shortage for this year due to: • Significant hay winterkill this winter.• In areas that weren’t winterkilled, there has been very poor harvest conditions over the last several weeks during the normal window for 1st cutting hay harvest, and much of that is now past its peak quality and still unharvested.• Many of those same farms that lost or can’t harvest their hay due to excessive rain, also can’t plant corn for silage, oats, or other feed crops, and many of those acres will likely be prevented plant.Significant acres of corn potentially will be prevented plant this year. This presents both an economic as well as a conservation issue. As our farmers have worked diligently to incorporate conservation practices on their fields, leaving these acres bare could marginalize their good work by creating a scenario of increased sediment and nutrient run-off. A solution to address both the livestock feed and environmental challenges is that many of those prevented plant crop acres could be planted to forages for harvest. However, administrative action is needed to allow this to happen. We are asking you to make the following provisions, immediately:• Allow planting and normal harvest, that includes making silage and baleage, and grazing of forage crops/cover crops on prevent plant acreage for 2019 without penalty and without date restrictions.• Allow harvest, that includes making silage and baleage, and grazing of forages on CRP ground and all eligible acres for 2019 without penalty and date restrictions. We are not asking for a permanent change but rather a one-time allowance due to the unprecedented weather challenges dairy and livestock farmers are facing across Ohio.Thank you for your consideration. This is a very time sensitive issue, and needs immediate attention, as farmers across our state are facing some of the most significant challenges they have endured in their entire farming careers. We are proud of the multi-generational history of Ohio agriculture and ask you to stand with us during their trying times.Elizabeth Harsh, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers AssociationScott Higgins, Ohio Dairy Producers AssociationAdam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau FederationBryan Humphreys, Ohio Pork ProducersJim Chakeres, Ohio Poultry AssociationKirk Merritt, Ohio Soybean AssociationChristopher Henney, Ohio AgriBusiness AssociationRoger High, Ohio Sheep Improvement Association
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our Ohio forecast pattern remains the same, although we are allowing for a slightly warmer temperature bias the next few days. That warm air will be stifled a bit later this weekend and next week, as we see moisture streaming over Ohio almost every day. Today we see scattered showers and thunderstorms over about 60% of the state some areas will see stronger rains than others, but overall, our totals will be from a few hundredths to about half an inch. There is a threat of some strong to severe weather off an on through the day. We are removing most moisture over the state for all of Friday. We can’t completely rule out a renegade heat based shower, but at this point nothing looks organized enough to really be forecast worthy. As mentioned above, temps will be above normal and humidity levels will be high. Scattered showers pop up in parts of Ohio on Saturday, but should be less than .3″. Then showers streak across Ohio from NW to SE on Sunday, bringing up to .4” of moisture with 60% coverage. On Monday we see a similar set up, with scattered showers over 50% of the state, totals up to .25″ Clouds thicken next Tuesday, and we will see additional moisture through the rest fo the week. Showers move through with 50% coverage for Tuesday, and then we see showers and thunderstorms with 80% coverage in our forecast for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Moisture potential each day will be up to half an inch, and combined 5 day totals for the week will be from half to 2” with coverage at 80%. The remaining 20% will have rain too, but likely fall short of the half inch lower precipitation threshold. The map at right is an updated look at 10 day rain totals through the end of next week. The extended 11-16 day forecast attempts to dry out s little bit for Sunday the 7th, as we end up with a mix of clouds and sun. A few scattered showers return for Monday the 8th. They bring only a few hundredths to a tenth or two, but coverage will be 70% of the state. Back to dry weather for Tuesday through Thursday to finish the extended period. So, overall we are granting that perhaps temps can do a little better here in the short term. We should see GDD’s normal to above normal today through Monday. However, then we get back to normal temperature levels, as the moisture totals ramp up.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andrew Armstrong — Clark CountyOur earliest corn planted in April was dented but not completely finished yet. Our last field is pollinated and moving forward. We have seen a little northern corn leaf blight but nothing too bad and nothing we are going to treat. Everything is pretty much far enough along to not treat.Right now our harvest plan is to get our corn in as early as we can and as fast as we can. We are fortunate to have a grain drying system at our home farm and we are probably going to utilize that to its fullest potential this year. After walking some of the fields, some stalk quality is a little weaker and we want to prevent it from going over by getting it out as early as we can. We are going to give the beans all the time they need to keep growing. That is our plan right now, but it could change 500 times between now and then. We haven’t even gotten the combines in the shop to go over them. We are still working on side projects we were hoping to get to in the summer but didn’t because we were still planting and spraying.There are still problem areas with weeds out there. We are to the point where we are going to pull some if we can and then we will have to change our program next year and plant different varieties to control the weeds that have developed resistance to our existing program. We have some ragweed and marestail still out there. We had a little waterhemp that we were able to control.We got some rain last week that really helped and the crops are responding pretty well. Things really greened up. Before that, it was looking like we were 2 weeks out from harvest in one field.Nathan Brown — Highland CountyThe cover crop field day went very well. We had 90+ people here with great food, great conversations and great learning opportunities. It wasn’t quite the same crowd that I normally see, so there is some new interest in cover crops and soil health out there.We were pretty warm last week, which was kind of miserable for us, but it is what we need at this point to get crops matured. I was worried about how warm it was going to be for the field day, but it was a cloudy day and it was enjoyable to be out in the field. We got a little rain, about a half inch over the last 2 days. We have caught some good rains on and off and right now we are looking pretty good on moisture. I have beans with pods that are filled out and a week or two away from some yellow leaves and I have some replants that are blooming with one or two pods on them and a long way to go.We sprayed fungicide on corn to help with standability and to keep those crops upright through harvest. In the soybeans there is a little bit of frogeye working its way in. More than that, though, we are starting to see some stink bugs. Last year those caused part of our problems with grain quality in our soybeans. That is one thing we need to look at. Where are those stink bug populations and what is the threshold to spray them?I have one field with a 3.2 maturity planted in April, so I think we’ll have a little to cut around Farm Science Review time. For everything else, I think we’ll probably be at least the second week of October, and that may even be pushing it. I am kind of leery of when we will be able to get started with the rest.Pasture in this area is holding its own. We are hoping to get second cutting hay done maybe this week if the weather holds, but we have a chance of rain almost every other day.Dylan Baer — Wood CountyWe are wet actually. We had some storms come through that dropped 4.5 inches overnight in some places. We had been alright on moisture before that. We had caught some nice inch showers here and there and then the big one came through. We are held up right now on doing anything.We had a helicopter put some fungicide on our corn and the corn is looking good. We are pretty much done spraying beans at this point. Some are putting pods on and most of them are all flowered. It is all moving right along.We have been through our beans as many times as we have any year before. The weeds have been a battle. Even our prevented planting acres with cover crops in them have problems, so we have cover crops with weeds in them and no real way to control them. We did plant soybeans as a cover crop on some acres and that will help because we can spray Liberty or Roundup. The marestail grows anywhere and under any conditions. We even had some escapes with Liberty. Our best chemical is getting the ground covered and we just don’t have it this year.In talking with neighbors and looking at our fields, if it was the end of July instead of the end of August we’d be looking at some bumper crops. There is still a chance at average corn and average beans, but we need the frost and the fall to play along with us for a little bit. Who knows what will happen. We still have a long way to go.I have been struggling with hay too. I still have second cutting in the field I can’t get. I can’t line up four days without rain in our area. I can’t even get across the field now to get it mowed down. It is the year of 2019 and everything is a battle.Lamar Liming – Trumbull/ Mahoning CountyWe are actually on the wet side. We got 2.5 inches last week and we got 1.4 this week. We had a heck of a storm Sunday night. There were a bunch of trees down and damage to a building. We really didn’t get much rain out of it.For the corn and beans, the rain has been perfect but it has been hard to make hay. It is growing. I’m actually mowing third cutting right now to chop. There is probably a third more now than there was for second cutting. You don’t get that very often, but the way this year is nothing surprises me.The quality of this third cutting will be below average. I’m about a week late on mowing this alfalfa, but it was just too wet last week.The corn and beans look really good. About a month ago things got a little dry but other than that we have been lucky with the rains. Harvest will probably be 2 to 3 weeks later than normal for us.For us, the weed control has been pretty good. The beans are clean and the corn looks good. We really haven’t had problems with weed control. There are some weed issues in hay fields where the alfalfa is thin, but as far as corn and beans, the weed control is looking pretty good.We had so much heat in July and it has been hot and humid around here this month. I’d say our heat units are in line. We are a lot better than a lot of places. I was over around Kenton and Ada last week and I just couldn’t believe how much wasn’t planted. I feel pretty fortunate after going out there and coming back home to what we have here.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a national recruitment effort to hire approximately 500,000 temporary workers to help conduct the 2020 Census. Nearly 4,000 local recruiting events are scheduled to take place this week in communities across the nation.“We need people to apply now so they can be considered for part-time census taker positions next spring,” said Timothy Olson, Census Bureau associate director for Field Operations. “Recent high school graduates, veterans, retirees, military spouses, seasonal workers and applicants who are bilingual are highly encouraged to apply. It’s important we hire people in every community in order to have a complete and accurate census.”It also is important that every person in rural communities is counted. Census takers will be hired to work in their communities and go door to door to collect responses from those who do not respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail.These positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training and weekly paychecks. Pay rates vary depending on where the job is located. The Census has a pay rate calculator online.The selection process for census taker positions begins in January 2020, with paid training occurring in March and April. Actual enumeration of nonresponding households throughout the nation begins in May through early July. Visit the 2020 Census website for listings of available census taker and other jobs.About the CensusThe 2020 Census officially starts counting people in January 2020 in remote Toksook Bay, Alaska. Most households in the nation will receive invitations in the mail to respond (online, by phone or by mail) in March 2020. The Census Bureau will begin advertising nationwide in January 2020 to increase awareness about the importance and benefits of participating in the 2020 Census.The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census of the population be conducted once every 10 years. Census data are used to determine congressional representation in the states and how billions of dollars in federal funds are distributed to states and local communities every year for critical public services and infrastructure, including health clinics, schools, roads and emergency services.For more information on the 2020 Census, visit 2020census.gov.
Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Tara Borlain. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Soaking in the cheers, Tara Borlain comfortably crossed the finish line by her lonesome as she once again ruled the girls’ 13-14 category of the 2017 Alaska IronKids Saturday morning at Shangri-La Mactan here.But for the rising triathlete, she was never alone.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Though older sister Samantha no longer competed in the youth circuit, the middle Borlain sibling felt her family’s support from start to finish as she capped off a decorated IronKids career.READ: Graduating Baniqued, Borlain reign in IronKids anew FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Ever since I started, the most important thing I learned is that family is the key. Winning is just in your mind and in your heart, and if you give your best, you’re already a champion. I believe that your family will be the one to push you for that success to happen,” the 14-year-old said.Borlain pulled away from the field early and was hardly threatened as she finished the race in 41:34, almost a full four minutes ahead of her closest pursuant. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers As she is about to take her curtain call, Tara left a few words of wisdom to her fellow youth triathletes.“Keep believing in yourself,” she said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It was a stark difference from the past years, where Tara and Samantha would always be neck-and-neck en route to their expected 1-2 finish before hugging it out in celebration.READ: Tara Borlain, Juan Baniqued eye fitting end to IronKids stintStill, with Samantha and her parents cheering her on from the sidelines, Tara felt like she was on cloud nine.“It’s actually the best thing I can ask for. When I’m with them, I feel more confident. I got to know myself more because of them,” she said.Dominant since she first started joining the IronKids, Borlain could only smile as she now puts all her attention on her studies in St. Paul University, while still joining some small triathlon events from time-to-time.ADVERTISEMENT DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ Reyes not replacing injured Fajardo in Gilas’ Fiba Asia Cup roster
By Amanpreet Singh New Delhi, Aug 2 (PTI) The Indian Davis Cup team will train at the indoor courts of University of Colombia in New York, a week before the crucial World Group Play-off tie against Canada in Edmonton, starting September 15. It is for the first time that a camp has been organised to prepare for an away tie. The team will assemble in New York on September 4 and will leave for Edmonton on September 10. “I wanted to get the boys together and practice indoors before the tie,” Captain Mahesh Bhupathi told PTI, confirming the development. The AITA has approached the Sports Ministry to fund the week-long training camp and it is being assessed. The ministry seems keen to provide the financial support. “There should not be any problem with that (financial assistance) because we do fund training of athletes, including foreign training. However, a decision will be taken after examination of the proposal,” a Sports Ministry official said. Asked why the camp is being organized in New York instead of Edmonton, Bhupathi said,”Courts will not be ready till Sunday (September 10) before tie.” It will be fourth straight year that India will be in contention for a place in the elite 16-nation World Group. India lost to Spain (2016), Czech Republic (2015) and Serbia (2014) in their last three attempts at home. The last time India played an away World Group Play-Off tie was against Japan in 2011, when it lost 1-4 to the hosts. “It makes sense to have this camp since Canada is far away. The players will be jet-lagged and would require a long recovery period. To get the players acclimatised to the conditions, its a positive step,” Indias Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali said. “It will be second week of US Open in New York when we will be training there, so there is a good chance to get quality players to practice with other Indian players. Only Rohan and Yuki Bhambri will be there (US Open) and others will have to travel to New York from Asian territory. The more we practice, the better for us,” Zeeshan added. Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni will be back in the team, having missed the Uzbekistan tie in Bengaluru in April this year. They have already started playing on the Challenger circuit after recovering from their respective injuries. Prajnesh Gunneswran and N Sriram Balaji, who made their Davis Cup debuts in Bengaluru, are likely to be reserve members. The coach felt that if World No 10 Milos Raonic does not turn up for the tie, India have a good chance to get back to World Group. Raonic lost to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon quarter-final this year. “We want to be ready if he does not play, so this camp will help us prepare better.” The last time India featured in World Group was in 2011 when the team lost 1-4 to powerhouse Serbia in the first round. PTI AT KHS KHSadvertisement
Arsenal boss Emery insists he hasn’t shut the door on Ozilby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery insists he has not shut the door on Mesut Ozil.Ozil has featured against Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup and Watford in the Premier League, but other than that he has been a notable absentee.“This year started difficult for him. He worked well in pre-season and he was playing in the games,” said Emery.“But then the problem he had along with Sead [Kolasinac] stopped him. After that he was sick for one week and then he lost a lot of training to keep his fitness. “But in the last two to three weeks he’s improved with us in training and I think it’s good. I didn’t close the possibility for him to play. Because I want him to be OK and ready with being available for training and giving us a good feeling every day. Then he can play. “My idea is to use every player and he is one. The player can help us. He has very big skills and one quality we will need in the next matches. Really I am happy now how he is improving and training every day. He is one player more in that squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
If his Spurs win Wednesday, Gregg Popovich will reach a coaching milestone: 1,150 career wins. Or, if you look at it another (admittedly kookier) way, he could record his 23,787th win.Popovich reached a different sort of milestone Monday: his 1,000th career regular-season win as head coach. Although several NBA players, including LeBron James, congratulated him on the achievement, Pop’s reaction was subdued. Perhaps that’s because he remembers that he really won his 1,000th game more than two years ago — on Jan. 25, 2013, against Dallas. That night, he won his 882nd regular-season game, to go with 118 playoff wins to that point — although coverage of the game suggests that few did the arithmetic at the time. (An ill Popovich wasn’t even there to celebrate, although the game still counts in his ledger because he remained the team’s head coach.)The standard across most North American professional team sports is to omit playoff accomplishments from career totals even though postseason performance is much more important than regular-season feats for winning titles.1College stats typically include postseason numbers. The typical reason given for doing this with player stats is that players can’t choose their teammates. Charles Barkley isn’t any less great for not winning a title — it says more about his teams. It’s not Ernie Banks‘s fault that he didn’t make the playoffs, so he shouldn’t fall behind Gary Sheffield on the career home-run list. Or so the thinking goes.Even if that argument holds for players, though, it’s a lot shakier for coaches. The whole notion of counting their wins, and celebrating when that count reaches a nice round number, implicitly credits the coaches for the sum of their players’ accomplishments (however flawed that idea is; in Popovich’s case, it does seem like he deserves quite a bit of credit). If coaches get the credit for regular-season wins, then surely they should also get credit for the postseason wins those regular-season wins make possible. By that math, Popovich falls a bit further behind Phil Jackson and Pat Riley, the two other most successful coaches in modern NBA history; each has more playoff wins than Popovich’s 149, earned along the way to five titles.If we’ve convinced you that playoff wins should count toward a coach’s career total, then perhaps you’ll walk with us a little further down this plank. Surely playoff wins shouldn’t only count alongside regular-season wins but should count more than them. Most NBA executives, coaches and players would agree — and perhaps few would agree more than Popovich, whose reputed coaching style is to use the first half of the regular season to test lineups and try out new players, rather than, say, to win as many games as possible.So just how much more should a playoff win count? A whole lot more, by our calculations. For every playoff game since 1984, we calculated how much that game’s outcome swung the teams’ chances of winning the title, relative to an average regular-season game.2Similar to what we did for our post about Tom Brady’s accomplishments, we used the number of teams in the NBA each season, the number of playoff teams and the length of the schedule to determine how much the average regular-season game changed an average team’s championship probability. For instance, in 2013-14, there were 30 NBA teams, so each started with a 1-in-30 — or 3.3 percent — chance of winning the title. After the regular season, 16 teams’ chances rose to 1-in-16 (6.3 percent) and 14 teams’ odds fell to zero. That means the average NBA game last season moved a team’s championship needle either up or down by just 0.04 percentage points. So, for instance, Game 3 of last June’s NBA Finals counted as much as about 487 regular-season games in terms of championship impact, while Game 4 of Miami’s sweep of Charlotte was worth just 15 regular-season games.Add up the regular-season value of Popovich’s playoff wins, and you’ll find that they were worth 22,786 regular-season wins — or nearly 23 times as much as the sum total of his 1,000 regular-season wins. That’s pretty impressive, but he and his players have some work to do to catch Jackson and Riley, who top all coaches whose first playoff appearance was in or after the 1984 postseason. COACHREGULARSEASON WINSPLAYOFF WINS(REG SEASONEQUIVALENT)TOTAL Doc Rivers67810,42511,103 George Karl1,1319,09410,225 Pat Riley1,21031,43032,640 We don’t really mean that Popovich has won 23,786 regular-season games. It would be just as accurate to say that in the regular season, he has won 6.5 playoff games since his average playoff win counted for about 150 regular-season wins. A playoff win isn’t the same as a regular-season win, but that’s not a good enough reason not to include them when summing and assessing a coach’s accomplishments. These calculations show just how much of a coach’s value comes after his wins stop counting. The regular-season wins reflect a coach’s longevity. (“The time, that’s the most important element,” Popovich said Monday. “You have to be around for a while, I guess.”) The playoff wins reflect his true value — and that of his players. Rudy Tomjanovich52710,34510,872 Phil Jackson1,15545,59246,747 Chuck Daly63813,76114,399 Rick Adelman1,0429,68110,723 Gregg Popovich1,00022,78623,786 Erik Spoelstra33612,69213,028